Case Study: Educational Institution


This case study of a educational institution is based on a February 2014 survey of Public Cloud Usage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Public cloud provides predictable cost, excellent uptime, and eliminates the need to build our own dc or comp room. It makes it easy and less expensive from an IT infrastructure perspective for the company to move or expand as needed.”


  • Chose to go to public cloud for their portfolio offerings for the following reasons::
    • Free up staff time and resources
    • Save on capital cost
    • Save on opex cost
    • Provide access to on-demand capacity
    • Comply with a company mandate

Use Case

  • Spends or plans to spend the following budget on public cloud-based initiatives:
    • Currently: 10-24% of budget
    • Will, 12 months from now: >50% of budget
  • Currently use the following providers for public cloud initiatives:
    • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    • Infoplex cloud services
  • Use the following cloud/object storage platforms:
    • Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
    • Amazon Glacier
    • EMC Atmos
  • Has the following amount of infrastructure in a public cloud:
    • Test/dev environments: >50%
    • Individual workloads: <10%
    • Departmental workloads: <10%
    • Production environments: >50%
  • Running the following enterprise applications in a public cloud:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Custom applications


  • Will use the following providers 12 months from now for public cloud initiatives:
    • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    • Infoplex or others, to be decided
  • Plans to use the following cloud/object storage platforms 12 months from now:
    • Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
    • Amazon Glacier
  • Protecting their data in the public cloud with the following measures:
    • Geographic replication for copies
    • Snapshots
    • Planning on developing custom scripts that will copy critical data back to their data center for backup with CommVault Simpana.

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